Jake Reynolds: Against the Tide
In this adventure story for seven to eleven-year-olds set on British Columbia’s coast, Jake Reynolds is caught in a stormy sea of friendship. He’d like to hang out with Emily but her city friend wants nothing to do with him. Ryan, a new boy on Hidalgo Island, appeals to Jake’s sense of adventure, but his idea of fun—throwing jellyfish, catching snakes and climbing the off-limits sandbank—puts Jake at odds with Emily and himself. Will he be able to sort things out before the tide comes in? As she did in the first book of the series, Sara Leach uses the motif of BC’s natural world as a backdrop to the story.